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Macgregor Erasmus Attorneys Inc. (Durban - Head Office)

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Docex 17 – Durban
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Areas Of Practice:
Access to Children, Administrative Law, Agriculture, Antenuptial Contracts, Anti-discrimination, Arbitration, Association Agreements, Aviation, Bail, Bail (24hrs / After Hours), Banking, Bankruptcy Law, Black Empowerment, Business Law, Business Rescue, Civil, Civil Unions, Collections, Commercial, Commercial Drafting, Company Law, Company Registrations, Competition Law, Constitutional, Construction, Consumer Law, Contracts, Corporate, Credit Law, Curatorship / Curator Bonis, Divorce, Divorce Mediation, Domestic Partnerships, Domestic Violence, Due Diligence Audits, Education Law, Employee Benefits, Employee Share Incentive Schemes, Employment Equity, Employment Law, Engineering, Evictions, Family Law, Finance (Corporate), Finance (Project), Finance (Structured), Financial Services Law, Foreclosures, Forensic Investigations, Fraud, Fraud Recovery, Gaming Law, Government Tenders, Health Care, High Court Practice, Industrial Law, Industrial Relations, Insolvency, Insurance Law, Labour Law, Leases, Licensing, Liquidation, Liquor Law, Litigation (Civil), Litigation (Commercial), Litigation (Constitutional), Litigation (Corporate), Litigation (General), Litigation (High Court), Litigation (Insurance), Litigation (Land Claims Court), Litigation (Magistrates Court), Local Government Law, Maintenance, Matrimonial, Mediation, Medical Negligence, Mergers and Acquisitions, Mine Health and Safety, Mineral Law/Rights, Mining, Municipal Law, Occupational Health and Safety, Outsourcing, Partnership Agreements, Pensions and Retirement Funds, Planning Law, Police Brutality / Assaults, POPI Act (POPIA) / Data Protection / Privacy Law, Property Law, Provident Fund disputes, Provincial Government, Retirement Fund Law, Sale of Business, Sectional Title, Sequestrations, Servitudes, Sexual Harassment, Shareholders Agreements, Sports, Town Planning, Trade and Industry, Unlawful Arrest, Veterinary Law, White Collar Crime, Work and Study Permits, Wrongful Death
Years of Practice:
13
Address:
1st Floor, Bond Square, 12 Browns Road, The Point
Region:
Kwazulu Natal / Durban
Area:
Durban
Postal Code:
4041
Associated Offices:
Johannesburg, Cape Town.
Other Offices:
Johannesburg: 106 Johan Avenue, Sandton, Johannesburg, 2196
Tel: +27 (0)11 268 0720

Cape Town: Kay Jay House, 48 Dorp Street, Cape Town, 8001
Tel: +27 (0)21 492 2891
Description:

Macgregor Erasmus Attorneys Inc. is an innovative Law Firm that redefines the role that Lawyers ought to play by providing quick, pragmatic and robust legal solutions and representation which is bespoke to Multinational Corporations, Blue-chip companies, Large, Medium, Small, Micro-enterprises and to a wide range of Entrepreneurs and Individuals.

The firm is a specialist Employment and Commercial Litigation Practice which holds a National presence, and is represented by an array of leading entrepreneurial Lawyers who are dynamic, versatile, resilient and are at the core modern, creative thinkers.

In addition to its Legal standing, the Firm has a particular interest in the development and growth of young local Artists and Entrepreneurs and the preservation of Culture in the communities located in the surrounds of two of its offices which are situated at historically significant sites at The Point, Durban and Bo-Kaap in Cape Town.

Founded by two specialist Employment Lawyers who hailed from and left the constraints of one of the Largest Law Firms in Southern Africa, the Firm was created with a unique and contemporary spin on the mechanics, operation and practice of Law in an emerging market. This vision has been adapted and shared by their young Directors to create a true corporate meritocracy dedicated to excellence in the practice of Law.

 
What We Do 

Employment Law

The firm litigates in the Constitutional Court, Supreme Court of Appeals, Labour Appeal Court, Labour Court, CCMA, Bargaining Councils and various Statutory Legal and Quasi-Legal Tribunals.

In doing so the Firm offers advice, drafting and representation on all aspects of Employment law, including pensions law, benefits, contracts, employment policies, restraints of trade, dismissal law, restructuring, equal work for equal pay issues, occupational health and safety, COIDA and employment equity.

The firm is particularly renowned for its management of Collective Labour law matters as well as its success in managing large, medium and small scale strikes, the handling of violent strikes as well as unlawful conduct during strikes. It handles wage negotiations as well as large-scale Retrenchment Exercises across a broad range of industries with a particular focus on the Retail, Motor, Manufacturing, Mining, Construction, IT, Tech Development and Medical sectors.

 
Training

The Firm provides training on a wide range of issues ranging from compliance, legal insight on Employment Law, Industrial Relations, Occupational Health and Safety, POPIA and FICA.

The firm’s most popular Employment Law course is “Effective discipline in the Workplace” – a module designed to train Chairpeople and Initiators on how to manage workplace discipline properly and cost-effectively.

Occupational Health and Safety

The firm dispenses advice on Occupational Health and Safety and Compensation for injuries and diseases sustained and/or acquired within the workplace. It also drafts new and reviews existing Occupational Health and Safety Policies, conducts investigations on Health and Safety Incidents on site, conducts compliance audits and provides representation at legal proceedings.
 

Forensic Legal Services

Both the Employment and Commercial Practitioners are involved in large, medium and small scale forensic matters, offer legally managed Forensic services, working closely with leaders in the Forensic field.

Internal Disciplinary Enquiry Services

The firm provides a host of services in this regard which includes general advice on discipline within the workplace, drafting of charges, initiating and chairing Disciplinary Enquiries.
 

Litigating in Africa

The Firm provides Representation in Employment Law disputes in SADC Countries, dispensing advice covering a range of legal issues, in conjunction with local in-country attorneys including in Tanzania, Lesotho, Swaziland, DRC, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi.

Banking Law

The Firm dispenses advice and is involved in litigation on various banking and finance matters which include Retail and Commercial banking recoveries, Commercial asset finance, Retail, Business and Debt restructuring transactions.


Commercial, Corporate Advice and Agreements

The Firm offers advisory services in Contract and Business Law for all Commercial transactions including sales of business, shares and members’ interests and all compliance requirements for all range of legislation that impacts businesses.
 

Correspondent Practice

Correspondent services range from ad hoc instructions to full scale trial services dedicated in various Labour Court, High Court and Magistrate Courts in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town.
 

Commercial, Corporate and General Litigation

The firm litigates in the Constitutional Court, Supreme Court of Appeals, High Courts & Magistrates Courts.

In doing so it covers areas involving Commercial recoveries, Sectional Title disputes, Companies Act litigation (shareholder and directors), Contractual disputes, Construction and Building disputes, Property disputes, Administrative Law, Political Party disputes, Local Municipal disputes, Local Government litigation, Restraint of Trade matters, Exposure recoveries, undertaking Liquidations, Sequestration, Curator Applications and Business Rescue proceedings.

Advice on the provisions of the Companies Act, National Credit Act, Insolvency Act, Consumer Protection Act and commercial agreements.

Matrimonial, Divorce and Family Law

The Firm dispenses advice and services covering a wide range of Family Law issues.

The Firm drafts Antenuptial agreements and Wills. It also offers Family Litigation services (both in court and via mediation) including both opposed and unopposed divorce matters, proceedings related to care/custody and contact/access of children, settlement agreements and parenting plans arising from divorce, maintenance proceedings, legal proceedings related to domestic violence and post-divorce matters including the relocation of minor children to other countries.


Workplace Compliance, Due Diligence and Verification Exercises

The Firm conducts inspections and prepares workplace compliance, due diligence and verification exercises and reports which are specifically targeted at the areas of Occupational Health and Safety, COIDA, Employment Equity, POPIA, FICA and sufficient union representativity within the workplace differentiates the Firm from others within the field, who have long resisted or have simply outsourced this type of work.

Insurance Law

Advice and litigation on various insurance issues and disputes.

Directors:
Richard Erasmus, Bruce Macgregor, Jacques Schabort, Mpho Titus, Glen Kirby-Hirst, Justin Klingbiel, Stefan Hill, Elco Geldenhuys. Associate Directors: Cora Hufkie, Jonathan Jones.
Associates:
Qudsiyyah Majam, Victoria Doney, Lauren Anderson, Adam Clark, Mthokozisi Ndokweni.
Contact Person:
Richard Erasmus

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